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8. Renew your alcohol off-licence

Whakahōutia tō raihana waipiro hei inu i wāhi kē

When to renew your alcohol off-licence

If you have an existing off-licence, you must apply to renew it at least 20 working days before it expires.

If you know you’ll be applying less than 20 working days before your current licence expires, you need to tell us why it is late on the application form.

You should know

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, the days between 20 December 2022 and 15 January 2023 are not working days.
This means if your licence is due to expire between 18 December 2022 and 16 January 2023, you will need to apply for your renewal by Monday 21 November 2022.

What you need to renew your alcohol off-licence

Apply online or download the application form below. Please include:

  • A letter of authorisation for the consultant, if you use an alcohol licensing consultant.
  • A copy of your social responsibility policy.
  • A photo of the main entrance.
  • A copy of the floor plans highlighting restricted or supervised areas and the main entrance.
  • A copy of your Certificate of Incorporation if you are a company.
  • A copy of your existing off-licence.

Calculate the fee to renew your alcohol off-licence

How late are you planning to trade? required
Has your licence been suspended or withheld in the last 18 months? required
Calculate licence fee

Apply to renew your alcohol off-licence

 Your application fee is non-refundable.


 In person

​Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:
  • cash
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

What happens next

If you apply to renew your licence at least 20 working days before it expires, you can continue selling alcohol with no gap in business.

We will forward your application to the District Licensing Committee who will make the final decision.

Publish a public notice

Place your public notice as soon as possible.

See Notify the public of your alcohol licence application.

If your application is approved

If your application is approved, we'll post your renewed licence to you.

If your application is contested

We will let you know if:

  • members of the public object to your application
  • New Zealand Police, Auckland Regional Public Health Service or our inspector oppose your application.

The District Licensing Committee will contact you if you need to attend a public hearing before a final decision is made.